Thing 66

Last week I helped Martina bring order to her bedroom. Since she hit her teens it’s an uphill battle. However, I still believe that somewhere deep down she is a naturally neat person. Deep, deep down. It’s up to me to give her the tools she needs to dig up those inclinations.

We sorted out her bookcases and desk, threw out about four bales of paper, and she was on her way to the order she loves. The notebooks pile neatly, but she has a bunch of little things on her desk that she would like to keep at easy access. A little basket was in order.

Last year I made her a fabric-covered magnet board and I still had some of the fabric left. I paired it with pink polka dot quilting cotton I’m using in another project and pulled out the basket tutorial from Thing 1. This time I used heavy interfacing instead of quilt batting to give it a crisp look.


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It’s perfect for earrings, hair elastics, lip balms and whatever other little bits and bobs a 13-year-old can’t live without.





Matchy-matchy basket and magnet board:


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Now if can just stay like this for the rest of her teens…


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I’d settle for next week, even.



Cost of this Thing: 0
Cost of all Things to date: €88.61


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  6 comments for “Thing 66

  1. cora rook
    March 24, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Love the streamlined look this gives Martina’s room. My compliments.

    • March 25, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks, Mom! Now she just needs to keep it that way.

  2. March 24, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    The colours are great! did you sew the curtains and poof too?

    • March 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      I ordered the curtains quite a few years ago and ordered extra fabric for throw pillows. I used the last scraps to make the pouf.

  3. Mirjam
    March 25, 2014 at 1:43 am

    Saw your blog via Hanneke. Love these…I’m inspired!

    • March 25, 2014 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks, Mirjam! Nice to have you pop by 🙂

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